Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Carbonara requires very few ingredients but is one of the most indulgent of meals. Crunchy bacon bits in a creamy sauce with spaghetti sounds amazing right? The best part of this recipe is that it is so easy and tastes like you are some kind of culinary expert! Trust me and try this super easy pasta dish. @sarchakra

PREP TIME: 5 mins

COOK TIME: 15 mins

YIELDS: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • Spaghetti 10 oz
  • Oscar Mayer Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon 5 rashers
  • Garlic 4-5 cloves, thinly sliced
  • Egg yolks 4
  • Salt
  • Pepper 2 tsp (coarse)
  • Cream ¾ cup
  • Parmesan 1 cup, grated
  • Pecorino Romano ½ cup
  • Parsley ½ cup, finely chopped

Method

  • Cook pasta according to box directions. Drain.
  • In a bowl put in egg yolks, half of the Parmesan and cream. Beat till smooth. Keep aside.
  • Cook bacon rashers on a low heat in a flat pan till crunchy and golden. Drain. Reserve 2 tbsp of the fat rendered. Crumble the bacon. Set aside.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of the bacon fat. Sauté garlic. Add cooked spaghetti.
  • Pour in egg mixture and cook on a low flame till the mixture incorporates into the pasta to a creamy consistency. This should not take more than 2 minutes.
  • Check seasoning and add salt if needed (remember you already had salt in the cooking water as well as in the cheese) . Add coarse black pepper, chopped parsley and the rest of the grated Parmesan and the Pecorino Romano. Top with crumbled bacon.

Notes

Make sure to keep the heat on very low when stirring the sauce into the spaghetti or you will have scrambled eggs!

I’ve used spaghetti but you can use fettuccine, linguine, bucatini, rigatoni

If you love Pasta as much as I do, try these Fusilli Pasta Salad, One Pot Pasta with Arrabbiata Sauce, Angel Hair Pasta with Minced Lamb, Angel Hair Pasta with Pesto Aioli and Ricotta, Pasta Ribbons with Kale in Garlic Parmesan Sauce, Chinese Five Spice Pasta with Fava Bean Salad, Penne Rigate with Spinach and Peas, Spinach and Courgette Fettuccine Creamy Spinach Avocado.

Bacon rashers cooked till crunchy
Cook the noodles
Saute the garlic
Add the egg mixture
Spaghetti alla Carbonara is ready
Closeup
Spaghetti alla Carbonara

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